17th April 2012 3:36 pm
Adrianne Peltz re-elected as President of NUS-USI
Adrianne Peltz has been re-elected as NUS-USI President following an election at NUS-USI’s Annual Conference at the Killyhevlin Hotel in Enniskillen today. Adrianne has been President of NUS-USI since last year.
Adrianne Peltz said: "I feel extremely honoured to have been re-elected as NUS-USI President. I would like to thank everyone who took part in this and other elections, and made them the fair and positive events that they were.
“I am very proud to have been chosen to act as a strong voice for all students right across Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland has a massive student population and it is crucial that we use all our combined skills and our sheer size to ensure our voice continues to be heard at the highest levels of government.
"This is a very exciting but also very challenging time for students; however, I have absolutely no doubt that with all students working together through NUS-USI can tackle any problems facing students and deliver the very best results for all our members.
"We have achieved so much over the past few years with our successful campaign to ensure tuition fees remained frozen in Northern Ireland and also in our drive to shine a light on hidden higher education course costs, with institutions now saying they will publish these costs upfront following the pressure we applied in relation to this issue.
"Over the coming year, I intend to focus on widening access to further and higher education and helping our student make ends meet through campaigning to protect EMA and student support funds. It is absolutely vital that we build on our successes, continue to set the agenda and continue to lead progress on key student-related issues.
"I also intend to campaign to combat prejudice, tackle division in our society and deliver equality for all. To help build a fairer society and a stronger economy for future generations we need a shared future which respects everyone across the community."
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